Eat and Exercise Your Way to Better Breasts
Your diet and workout routine can impact the way your breasts look. While you won't get results that rival surgery, doing the right things can help make a difference.
The Two-Second Fix
The easiest and fastest way to get your breasts to look better is to stand up straight. When you slouch, everything, including your breasts, falls forward and makes your breasts lose their shape. But, when you roll your shoulders back and stand up tall, your posture instantly improves and your breasts stick out further from your rib cage, making them look perkier and more lifted.
In The Kitchen
The best way to get more out of your food choices so that they benefit your breasts is to pick those that are good for you with high levels of healthy fats and antioxidants.
Load up on green leafy vegetables.
Green vegetables are rich in fiber, which makes breast tissue healthier. "They also contain antioxidants to fight free radicals which can cause cancer." says Heather Wilson, holistic nutritionist for East West Essentials.
Cut out caffeine.
It's believed that caffeine can cause breast tissue to become lumpy and feel almost rope-like. Wilson adds that caffeine can also be dehydrating, which can lead to dry, crepey like skin on your breasts.
Organic foods are void of harmful toxins and pesticides, which is said to limit the risk of breast cancer. "There is a 30 percent increase in antioxidant intake when you eat organic - you also get more vitamins and nutrients." says Wilson.
Cook with fennel.
Wilson says that fennel is considered mildly estrogenic, which means it can enhance your natural hormone production for a better hormonal balance. "A balanced estrogenic effect on your breasts allows them to be fuller and firmer."
Add in fat.
Omega fatty acids found in salmon, nuts, avocados, and seeds (not processed or saturated fat) - can help keep the skin on breasts healthy and elastic. "They give your breasts the ability to bounce back from pregnancy better too." says Wilson
Include plenty of superfoods.
Celebrity nutritionist and fitness expert Kathy Klaphan says raspberries and other types of berries are rich in antioxidants that can help protect the skin on your chest by minimizing cell damage that can lead to disease.